On This Day

What Happened on September 17, 1934

Historical Events

Album Release

RCA Victor releases 1st 33 1/3 rpm recording - Beethoven's Fifth Symphony performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra, led by Leopold Stokowski at the Philadelphia Academy of Music

  • USSR joins League of Nations (Netherland, Switzerland & Portugal vote no)

Famous Birthdays

Maureen Connolly

Maureen Connolly, American tennis player (1st women's Grand Slam 1953; 9 x Grand Slam singles titles), born in San Diego, California (d. 1969)

Famous Deaths

  • Edmund van der Straeten, German composer, dies at 79
1934 Highlights

About September 17, 1934

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 87 years, 9 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Virgo